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Envisioning America: The Illustrative Art of N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell

Thursday, February 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Joyce Schiller, curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum, will compare and contrast the work of Rockwell and Wyeth in two paintings: Rockwell's The Tattoo Artist (1944), and Wyeth's Vision of New York (1926).
This talk is free to the public and sponsored by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Members/students free, non-members $5 WF

Pete Daniel, retired curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, discusses the decades following R.J. Reynolds's arrival in the town of Winston in 1874-75 and the seismic changes of the cultivation of tobacco in the Appalachian Piedmont. 
Specializing in the history of the 20th-century South, Pete Daniel is a past president of both the Organization of American Historians and author of Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South; Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s; and Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights

This event is co-sponsored by the Provost's Fund for a Vibrant Campus, the Department of History, and the Art Department of Wake Forest University. 
Image Credit: Newell Convers Wyeth (American, 1882-1945). Vision of New York, 1926. Oil on canvas, 48 1/4 x 32 3/8 in. (22.5 x 82.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the New York Telephone Company, 69.83.
About the Exhibition

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Reynolda House is grateful for the generous support of major sponsors First Tennessee Bank, Wake Forest University, and the Charles H. Babcock, Jr. Arts and Community Initiative Endowment; contributing sponsors Mia Celano & Skip Dunn, Keith & Ruth Kooken, and an Anonymous Donor; and exhibition partners Claire & Hudnall Christopher, Linda & Ed Kelly, Macy's, and Judy & Bill Watson.

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Rockwell curator to speak
The Transformation of Tobacco Culture
About the exhibition

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1:30-4:30 p.m.
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Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation's premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.